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Beckett to miss next start

Posted on: September 6, 2011 7:08 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 7:37 pm
 
Josh BeckettBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Red Sox starter Josh Beckett will miss his next scheduled start, Sunday at Tampa Bay because of his sprained right ankle, manager Terry Francona told reporters before Tuesday's game in Toronto.

Beckett injured his ankle in Monday's game against the Blue Jays and he flew back to Boston on Tuesday morning to be examined. Francona said Beckett was feeling better.

"I think he was actually doing OK, good enough to complain about going [for the exam]," Francona said (WEEI.com).

A report by CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam cited two sources "with knowledge of the situation" that said Beckett's injury is a "short-term ailment" and he will likely be fine for the postseason.

The Red Sox released a statement by team medical director Tom Gill, that said nothing much new:

"Josh was evaluated today at the Massachusetts General Hospital by the Red Sox medical staff, including team foot and ankle specialist, Dr. George Theodore," the release said. "Josh experienced pain in his ankle while pitching last night. His examination was consistent with an ankle sprain. An MRI was performed that confirmed no other injury to his ankle tendons, or his Achilles tendon. We will re-evaluate his symptoms and availability later this week."

Beckett's absence coupled with Erik Bedard being skipped on Friday due to a sore left knee means the Red Sox will have John Lackey start Friday and rookie Kyle Weiland start on Saturday against the Rays. Jon Lester will pitch on Sunday in Beckett's spot in the rotation.

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hotmeuly
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THE YANKEES WIN
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Beckett to miss next start

Yankees Win


My Mom used to say it is better to
be thought of as being dumb.
Than to open your mouth and remove all doubt by saying dorky things on a posting board.


Beckett's having a carreer low ERA this year of 2.49 compared to 3.86 in '09 and 3.27 in '07 .  This is far and away his best year pitching if one looks at the ERA which is usually the first stat that gets looked at for pitchers. 



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:21 am
 

Beckett to miss next start

and he will likely be fine for the postseason.

So is this a fancy way for them to say, "he possibly is done for the regular season?"


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Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 3:22 am
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Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Beckett to miss next start

yeah they are, he was having his best season yet



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Beckett to miss next start

Sox were lucky on this one.


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